Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

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Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by RichardLillard1 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:32 am

Please see event changes below!

Lunch WILL be provided to those who register on the TRĀL website so please do so at least 24 hours before the event!
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Re: Payson Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by tommy-d » Wed May 23, 2018 9:31 am

RICHARD - considering the forest closures is this signing still happening?

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Re: Payson Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by -Spike- » Wed May 23, 2018 9:37 am

tommy-d wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:31 am
RICHARD - considering the forest closures is this signing still happening?
Richard and I are meeting today to figure out what to do, likely will do the run in a different location. Stay tuned...
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Re: Payson Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by RichardLillard1 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:25 pm

Due to the recent closures and fire concerns, we will be moving this Tuesday’s (5-29-18) run to the Globe area.

We will now plan on meeting at the Globe Fry’s at 9am. Address is below.

Fry's Fuel Center
2115 W Highway 60, #200
Miami, AZ 85539
https://goo.gl/maps/mxbcWTurrz72

Lunch is still provided to those who sign up at least 24 hours in advance.


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Re: Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by -Spike- » Wed May 23, 2018 4:57 pm

We're thinking of checking out the Thumb of the Tonto, running up the 303 and inspecting routes at the end of it. Somewhat higher elevation at ~4000 feet, slightly cooler than Phoenix or Globe. If you've been wondering what's over there or you live in the Globe area, this might be your cuppa.

Routes are subject to change, stay tuned!
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Re: Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by yattr » Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 pm

Nice selection of red...

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Re: Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by -Spike- » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:32 pm

The route we expected to be great ended up being somewhat disappointing. 303A terminates on the banks of the Salt River, so the plan was to get to the end of it around lunchtime to take advantage of some shade and views. We headed up the 303 and inspected a couple of routes along the way. Richard and I split up the group for those. My route, 985, was rather bleak landscape-wise. Richard's group hit 367 and found some erosion, which elicited an odd expression from his passenger-
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Then we worked our way up to the 303A, which along with 303B was supposed to be our 'cool lunch spot'. It was not- the route was very rocky, and the (very low) rivers' edge was a tangle of saltcedar, aka tamarisk, so there was no shaded onshore parking available. We made do with parking a bit away from the shore, and used the saltcedar for some shade.
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Re: Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by -Spike- » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:37 pm

After our cold-cuts and cheese lunch we headed over to the 1052 and split up again. I took my group on 1130, which teased us with some pine trees at the end but was otherwise not too exciting. Richard's group finished 1052 and hit
3127 as well. He found some nice overlooks on 1052, like this one-
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He also reported that there were views from 3127, and a non-inventoried route that connects it to the end of 1052, making a nice loop. He got to exercise his lockers on one spot.
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Re: Globe Weekday Signing Run 5-29-18

Post by -Spike- » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:56 pm

We all got together for the last route, 304B and 304. These run up into the pines and offer some driving interest, which I welcomed as all my routes had been fairly boring to this point. This one made up for all that. Lots of elevation changes, twisting, scenery, etc. I found a very nice campsite on the edge of (mostly dry at the moment) Ash Creek that featured a natural rock dam-
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The whole Ash Creek area was very nice, and there's a couple of routes that we didn't get to, 304A, 2337, and 3110. As we were discussing what to do next, I looked at the clock and was shocked to see it was 7pm. We figured we should give the folks with us a break and head home, as we still had a three hour journey ahead of us. I'm excited to get back there and check out more stuff in the area!
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